Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) will showcase Filipino films for the Pinoy audience. It’s a week-long celebration slated Aug. 16-22 in honor of the Buwan ng Wika and organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines. The FDCP partnered with the National Cinema Association of the Philippines and SM Lifestyle Entertainment to screen only Filipino films, particularly indie films, in more than 700 theaters nationwide.

The selection committee consists of local cinema’s best such as directors Joey Reyes and Erik Matti, scriptwriter Ricky Lee and film editor Manet Dayrit. Direk Joey shared with Philippine Star that he considers films about and for Juan dela Cruz as top priority over globalization. He said, “You must know yourself first before you can be globalized. But the process of knowing yourself is an endless adventure.”

These are the 12 indie films hitting the theaters during the PPP:

100 Tula Para Kay Stella

Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, this is a romantic film about a stuttering student named Fidel (played by JC Santos) who spent his college years trying to finish 100 poems for Stella (played by Bela Padilla), a frustrated rock star who captured his heart.

Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B

Love, loneliness and manananggals. Ang #Manananggal sa Unit 23 B will be in Quezon City theaters for #QCinema2016.October 15, Saturday – 6:30pm – GatewayOctober 17, Monday – 9:00pm – Robinsons GalleriaOctober 18, Tuesday – 8:30pm – Trinoma October 19, Wednesday – 3:30pm – GatewayOctober 19, Wednesday – 6:00pm – Robinsons GalleriaOctober 21, Friday – 1:30pm – U.P. Town CenterOctober 21, Friday – 3:30pm – TrinomaOctober 21, Friday – 6:00pm – GatewayOctober 21, Friday – 6:30pm – Robinsons Galleria

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Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B

Directed by Prime Cruz, this is a horror-romantic film about a mysterious woman (played by Ryza Cenon) who’s torn between loving Nico (played by Martin Del Rosario) and saving him from herself.

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Directed by Enzo Williams, this is according to lead star Gerald Anderson an “action, jam-packed” film about a soldier who’s gone AWOL.

Bar Boys

Directed by Kip Oebanda, this stars Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda and Kean Cipriano as a group of friends who entered law school.


Directed by Mikhael Red, this is a story of a manhunt after a young farm girl (played by Mary Joy Apostol) accidentally guns down the endangered and protected Philippine Eagle.


Directed by Ralston Jover, this film that takes a peek at the lives of four street children won the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival as well as the 38th Moscow International Film Festival and New York Asian Film Festival.

Paglipay (Crossing)

Directed by Zig Dulay, this is an award-winning film about the Aeta, their slash-and-burn livelihood and the main character’s vow to fulfill his arranged marriage.

Patay Na Si Hesus QCinema Teaser

Patay Na Si Hesus – QCinema TeaserMusic: "Kawanangan" by Missing Filemon

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Patay Na Si Hesus

Directed by Victor Villanueva, this stars Jaclyn Jose who plays a mother who’s taken her family to a road trip from Cebu to Dumaguete following news of her estranged husband’s death.

Pauwi Na

Directed by Paolo Villaluna, this is another road movie about Mang Pepe (played by Bembol Roco) and his family who travel from Quezon City to Bicol on pedicabs.


Directed by Sherad Sanchez, this is a found footage horror film starring Jessy Mendiola and JC De Vera.

Star Na Si Van Damme Stallone

Directed by Randolph Longjas, this is a heartwarming story about a kid with Down syndrome who dreams of becoming an actor.


Directed by Miguel Franco Michelena, this film topbills Kylie Padilla, Kean Cipriano, Albie Casino and Joseph Marco.

PPP Participating Theaters:

Ayala Malls Cinemas / Cash & Carry Cinemas / Century City Cinemas / Cinema 2000 / Commercenter Alabang / Eastwood Cinemas / Festival Cinema / Fisher Box Office / Gaisano Cinemas in Provinces (All) / Gateway Alimall Cinemas / KCC Cinemas / Megaworld Lifestyle Malls / NCCC Cinemas / Power Plant Cinema / Promenade Greenhills / Robinsons Movieworld / Shang Cineplex / SM Cinemas / Sta. Lucia Cinemas / Starmall and Vista Cinemas

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